Ravelo hit the moonshot in the second inning of the Cardinals' 10-3 win Thursday at Coors Field in Denver. The home run was the second-longest hit this season in Major League Baseball, trailing only Nomar Mazara's 505-foot blast in June for the Texas Rangers.
"I did know [it was the longest] until recently," Ravelo told reporters. "I'm super happy about it. I just want to keep working hard and I'm happy to help the team win."
Ravelo said he knew it was a home run as soon as he made contact.
The Cardinals held a 2-1 lead on the Rockies entering the top of the second frame. Ravelo stepped in to leadoff the inning. He settled in against Rockies starter Tim Melville. The right-handed pitcher got a called strike before tossing consecutive balls to the Cardinals slugger. Melville then fired in a slider for his 2-1 offering.
Ravelo ripped the pitch over the left center field fence for his second home run of the season. The 487-foot shot had an exit velocity of 111 mph, according to Statcast.
The Cardinals plated another run on a Kolten Wong sacrifice fly to take a 4-1 lead they would not surrender. Ravelo went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Dexter Fowler, Marcell Ozuna, Harrison Bader and Wong also homered in the win.
The Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers at 8:15 p.m. EDT Friday in St. Louis.